The Legend of the
Known for riding their wingless goats through midnight skies, Buckriders were the Belgian version of Robin Hood, taking from those of means, distributing to those in need, and always ending their nighttime rides in the local wine cellars. Luckily, what the people of Belgium needed was a beer of their own, and Buckriders answered the call. Tired of the weaker brews brought to Belgium by traders, Buckriders developed their own unique, rich style of beer that is still brewed in their homeland today, and sought out by beer lovers worldwide.
Continuing Buckrider Tradition
Brewferm is spreading Belgium's wealth of knowledge in craft beer to the world. Direct from Belgium, we offer our very own homebrew mixes and brewing kits, with everything you need to produce the finest beers in the land, all in your own home.
A pharmacist by trade and homebrew enthusiast in his spare time, Frans Balis sold his own blends of yeasts and brewing recipes in the corner of his pharmacy. Word spread quickly, and after establishing the V.A.W., Belgium's association of traditional vintners, winemakers and beer brewers, he began shipping his kits and recipes throughout the Benelux region. With the popularity of these products came the demand for vintner and brewing kits, a more diverse offering of recipes and mixes, specialized equipment, and guidance in the homebrewing arts.
What started in 1972 as a hobby has grown into Europe's most highly specialized wholesaler of products for making your own beers. Brewferm is still a Belgian family-owned business today, and it has grown into a market-leader with a vision, a constantly expanding range of offerings, and strong brand loyalty in the homebrew market.